World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000) 2017 edition, one of the most recognized international guides to the world's top IP firms and practitioners, highly ranks Asters' trademark practice reflecting the Firm's strong performance over recent years.
According to the research, "the IP department has been a vital cog in the Asters machine since the firm began operations in 1995. Its trademark practice provides the full range of services, with a growing prosecution presence complementing its established reputation in the contentious sphere."
The publication praises Julia Semeniy, Asters' Partner, mentioning that "with 15 years of IP experience to her name, Julia Semeniy wins acclaim for her meticulous prosecution work and astute advice on sweeping portfolios – her recent work has been pivotal in pushing the firm into the silver tier this year."
The WTR 1000 research directory, which focuses exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners, has firmly established itself as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking legal trademark expertise. To maximize its value for users, this year the research has been expanded to increase the guide’s geographical scope, identifying the trademark industry’s leading lights in 72 jurisdictions around the world. World Trademark Review undertook an exhaustive qualitative research project to identify these firms and individuals, which have been included due to substantial positive feedback from the market. In addition, when identifying the leading firms, factors such as depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically instructed were all taken into account.
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Asters is a full-service independent national law firm that has maintained a strong presence in Ukraine since 1995. Asters has been acknowledged as the Law Firm of the Decade by Ukraine's Legal Awards 2016. The Firm is a two-time winner of the Law Firm of the Year: Ukraine and the CIS award (The Lawyer European Awards 2014 and 2015), Law Firm of the Year (Ukraine) award (Who's Who Legal Awards 2014), Law Firm of the Year award (Ukrainian Legal Awards 2014) and is also named No.1 law firm in Ukraine according to the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Top 50 Law Firms Annual National Ranking.